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About us

MERFOLKS is the first in Macau that offers certification freediving courses (PADI/Molchanovs/AIDA) .   Our instructors are experienced divers and current Macau freediving record holders.  We also offer scuba diving, mermaid diving and emergency first response courses, arrange diving trips,  sell diving equipmentaccessories, diver's jewellery,  and clothing etc...  We also provide IKO Kitesurfing course, arrange wakeboard excursions and many more water activities.

Our Team 

Founder and Course Director of Merfolks Macau, Aderson Chak Nam LEI

Anderson Chak Nam LEI 

-Founder / Course Director

- PADI Freediver Instructor Trainer

- AIDA International Certified Master Freediver Instructor

- The world 1st class of Molchanovs Certified Freediving Instructor (Since 2018)

- Molchanovs Certified WAVE 3 Master Instructor

- ​AIDA International Official Freediving Judge

- AIDA Macau Freediving Record Holder in 4 x Disciplines (CWT /CWTB /FIM /CNF))

- PADI Mermaid Diving Instructor 

- PADI Open Water Scuba Diving Instructor (Since 2005)

​- PADI 8 x Specialties Instructor

- PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer (MSDT)

- Emergency First Response Instructor

- NAUI Worldwide Scuba Diving Instructor (Since 2003)

- International Kiteboarding Organization (IKO) Kiteboarding Instructor (Since 2016)

- Course Director of Macau Freediving Association (Since 2017)

- Costal Captain License (Since 2006)
- MSc in Information Technology (Advanced), Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Australia




- PADI Mermaid Instructor

​Uncle J (斜杠玩家吉叔)

- Contracted Underwater Photographer

- Ocean, Land, and Sky Photographer

- Director- Focus on innovative production

- Expert at underwater shooting 


- AIDA Freediver Instructor

- USPA Skydiving B License

- The House of Dancing Water in Macau Contracted Underwater Photographer

- Tu Chong Contracted Photographer

- China Central Television Cooperating Photographer

- Honor Phone Video Shooting Inviting Cinematographer

- Trudive Global Contracted Photographer

- Las Freediving Senior Partner

- X-Fun Studio(極愛玩兒) Founder

Contracted Underwater Photographer, Uncle J
Founder and Instructor of Merfolks Macau, Cristina Correia Gageiro

Cristina Correia Gageiro

-Founder / Instructor

- PADI Mermaid Instructor Trainer (Since 2022)

- PADI Mermaid Performance Instructor (Since 2022)

- PADI Freediver Instructor (Since 2018)

- AIDA International Freediving Instructor (Since 2019)

- ​AIDA International Official Freediving Judge (Since 2019) 

- Macau Freediving Record Holder in 4 x Disciplines (DNF /CWT /CNF / CWTB))

- AIDA Portugal Freediving Record Holder in CNF & CWTB

- PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor (Since 2016)

​- PADI 6 x Specialties Instructor

- PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer (MSDT) (Since 2021)

​- Emergency First Response Instructor Trainer (Since 2022)

-Emergency First Response Instructor (Since 2016)

- AUSTSWIM Teacher of Swimming & Water Safety (Since 2018)

- Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT200) (Since 2022)

- Founder and President of Macau Freediving Association (Since 2017 )

- Costal Captain License (Since 2015)

- MSc in Forensic Psychology, University of Kent, U.K.

THODW Resident Photographer, Janusz Ciechowski

​Janusz Ciechowski

- THODW Resident Photographer

Resident photographer and videographer of The Dancing of Water, City of Dream, Macau, and originally from Poland. Love photography because it is the endless possibility to create art. Expert in portrait photography.

Personal Website:


Banson Lam

- Contracted Underwater Photographer

- Underwater Creatures Photographer

- Underwater Artistic Portrait Photographer

- PADI Scuba Diver Instructor

- PADI Freediver Instructor

- SSI Scuba Diver Instructor

Cooperation Brands

- The House of Dancing Water in Macau Contracted Underwater Photographer

- Sunnto & Beuchat Contracted Photographer

- Divevolk Contracted Photographer

- X-Adventurer Contracted Photographer

- Diveromblon Resort Contracted Photographer

- Sony Underwater Photography Lecturer


- The third place of macro photography of Love Deep Blue 2019 Underwater Photography Competition 

- The Judges' award of Nature's Best Photography Asia

Participated Photography Competitions

- Nature's Best Photography Asia

- Deep Indonesia 2020 | Underwater Competition

- Underwater Photo Marathon

- Voice of the Ocean Submission – ADEX Singapore 2020

- PAT TACHOV International Festival of Underwater Photography

- Love Deep Blue 2019 Underwater Photography Competition 

- Love Deep Blue 2020 Underwater Photography Competition 

Contracted Underwater Photographer, Banson Lam
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